Make a comforting bowl of Rabboki loaded with chewy rice cakes, plump dumplings, bouncy ramen noodles, and fresh veggies all swimming in a sweet and spicy sauce. Learn how to make this popular Korean dish at home in 15 minutes!
What is Rabokki?
If you love chewy Tteokbokki rice cakes and can’t get enough of bouncy ramen noodles, look no further - Rabokki is what you need in your life ASAP!
Rabokki is a popular Korean dish that combines the two dishes Ramyeon (instant noodles) and Tteokbokki (rice cakes), which equals Rabokki.
Unlike Tteokbokki, which has rice cakes as the star ingredient, Rabokki has many exciting components mixed in so every bit is a pleasant surprise! It’s so much fun to eat and definitely the perfect dish for sharing.
Key Ingredients for Delicious Rabokki
This recipe is broken down into two parts, the seasoning sauce and the remaining ingredients, such as toppings.
- Toppings: This can be as simple or complex as you’d like! Common favorites are ramen noodles, rice cakes, & dumplings! Feel free to experiment with American or mozzarella cheese or seaweed - they're absolutely delicious add-ins too.
- Protein: For this recipe, I’m using soft-boiled eggs and chicken dumplings, however, you can use any dumplings you like. Fish cakes are also a favorite to add-in.
- Vegetables: Cabbage and onions are my favorite veggies to toss in, however, feel free to add in carrots or any of your other favorite veggies!
- Broth: Chicken broth is used as a quick broth base option, however, if you’d like to make a more traditional Rabokki, you can boil kelp and anchovies in water for a delicious traditional broth!
Two Options for Serving & Eating
You have a couple of options to enjoy this deliciously comforting dish. The first common way is to cook your Rabokki in a pan, then serving them in bowls as you would any dish.
Alternatively, if you have a burner you can use on your dining table, you can cook and eat your Rabokki at the table!
Place all your ingredients in the pan and set the pan’s heat to medium, then reduce down to low once it begins to boil. Enjoy eating the toppings as it cooks with the rest of your meal, adding in more broth, if needed, once the sauce boils down.
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- ½ medium onion finely diced
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock*
- 14 rice cakes soaked in warm water for 20 minutes then drained
- 4 frozen dumplings
- ¾ cup cabbage shredded
- 1 pack instant ramen noodles
- 2 boiled eggs cut in half, optional
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
- Heat a large pot on medium-high heat. Once it’s hot, add about 1 tablespoon of oil then toss in onions. Cook for a few seconds until it’s tender, then add in garlic and cook for a few more seconds or until fragrant.
- Pour in the chicken stock and sauce. Stir until the sugar is dissolved then bring broth to a boil.
- Add in rice cakes, dumplings, cabbage, and instant ramen. Bring broth to a boil again, then reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for about 7 minutes, or until ingredients are cooked through.
- Finish with boiled eggs, sesame seeds, and green onions. Stir then turn off the heat. Serve immediately & enjoy!
- Gochujang: Gochujang is becoming a popular ingredient that's now sometimes found in the Asian section of grocery stores, but if you have any trouble finding it, check your local Asian or Korean markets. You can get it in various spice levels - just keep in mind that you can also add more heat by adding chili flakes too!
- Chicken Broth: If you’re not using low-sodium chicken stock, reduce either soy sauce or fish sauce so the dish doesn’t become too salty. You can always add more if needed, but it's more challenging to adjust once it's already added in!
- Instant Ramen: Check your local Asian market for packs of plain ramen noodles in the dry noodle section. They're super handy for quick meals!
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